California passes toughest greenhouse gas emission curbsThu, 25, Aug 2016
California is poised to make the nation's strictest carbon emission controls even tougher, with a bill to cut greenhouse-gas discharges to 40 percent less than 1990 levels by 2030 now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.
France denies it omitted elements in Renault emissions reportWed, 24, Aug 2016
France's Environment Ministry denied it had omitted key elements concerning some Renault cars in a report on vehicle pollution it commissioned following the Volkswagen emissions scandal last year.
U.S. rejects automakers' request to extend fuel comment deadlineTue, 23, Aug 2016
U.S. regulators denied a request by major automakers to extend the comment period on environmental analysis to determine whether government fuel efficiency requirements are feasible through 2025.
Tesla owner in Autopilot crash won't sue, but car insurer mightFri, 19, Aug 2016
A Texas man said the Autopilot mode on his Tesla Model S sent him off the road and into a guardrail, bloodying his nose and shaking his confidence in the technology. He doesn’t plan to sue the electric-car maker, but his insurance company might.
California lawmaker to withdraw zero emissions vehicle billThu, 18, Aug 2016
A California lawmaker said she will withdraw a bill that would have required 15 percent of new car sales be zero emission vehicles by 2025 due to opposition from automakers, the oil industry and labor.
California lawmaker to float zero-emissions vehicle billFri, 12, Aug 2016
A California lawmaker plans to introduce a bill this week requiring 15 percent of all vehicles sold in the state to be emissions-free by 2025. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke says the legislation is needed to ensure that California's current zero emissions vehicle target is met with actual vehicles and not just clean car credits, which environmentalists claim have flooded the market.
VW gets German regulator's approval to fix 460,000 diesel vehiclesSun, 14, Aug 2016
Volkswagen received German regulatory approval to carry out technical fixes on 460,000 diesel cars fitted with software that skirts emissions tests.
China proposing California-like mandates for EVsFri, 12, Aug 2016
China will consider mandates that carmakers produce more electric vehicles or purchase carbon credits from their peers, potentially emulating California's system and transitioning from a subsidy-driven approach to catalyzing cleaner cars.
Child heat deaths: Thorny issue, few fixesMon, 08, Aug 2016
Safety experts are pushing regulators and the auto industry to come up with technological solutions to help solve the problem of pediatric heatstroke in cars. But it has been hard to get momentum.
3 parents' tales: Danger of kids in hot carsMon, 08, Aug 2016
Some children left in hot cars develop serious disabilities, and others manage to be rescued before anything permanent happens. Here are stories from three parents who left their children behind.
A break on 54.5? Don't count on itMon, 08, Aug 2016
Automakers hoping for some relief from the EPA's targeted fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025 may not get it.
Dealer: Rising CAFE squeezes customersMon, 08, Aug 2016
Regulators can impose stricter mandates and manufacturers can stretch to meet them, but it will mean little if showroom customers can't afford the advances in fuel economy, dealer Wes Lutz said.